Jewels From Judy
Thursday, July 16 2015
Today as I write you, I rejoice in the Father’s love. We can know that no matter what turns life may take, the LORD God will be with us. He will never leave nor forsake us. This is His promise! During difficult times, which are sometimes referred to as a “dark night of the soul,” we need to set our face like flint and seek the Father’s will in our situation. Jesus lived this by example. The Father will always provide a way for us when we seek Him. The Bible teaches that the testing of our faith is precious to God. He tested all the patriarchs and their examples are written so that we learn from them. God shares the good and the bad times so that we are strengthened in our heart, soul, mind, body, and spirit. I believe HOW we go through times of testing; these dark nights of the soul, will speak of our growth in Him to those around us. (See Matthew 5:16)
Right now, some of you reading this post may feel abandoned by God or that you are in trouble with Him. We have to learn to see through the eyes of our understanding. (See Ephesians 1:18) The atoning blood of Jesus covers ALL our sins! He is our High Priest; and because of this fact, we can go boldly to the Throne of Grace in our time of trouble.
Listen, we don’t need to beg and plead for mercy, or attempt to cover our own sin before approaching the Father. If we could cover our own sin, then we wouldn’t need a Savior! We are to RUN to Him at the very moment we need help. When we “come boldly to the receive mercy and find grace in our time of need” we are actually obeying Scripture! (See Hebrews 4:14-16) This coming boldly to the Lord is something that takes some practice, because it comes naturally to us to try to cover ourselves. That is what Adam and Eve did in the Garden when they sewed the fig leaves together! They were hoping to cover themselves and it obviously didn’t work. God saw their sin and took the skin of an animal and He covered them with that sacrifice. This was a type and shadow of what Jesus would do for all mankind as we turn to Him. If we repent and declare the Word of God over our feelings and situation, we will see the Lord’s hand swoop in and cover us. When God covers your sin, it is covered! Now that is the gift of God and our biggest part – is to rejoice in the freedom of it! Again, I remind you, whom the Son has set free is free indeed! AMEN!
In the Father’s love,
Paul Berry introduces me at minute 32:30. He begins by reading "A word from the Lord" from my book "Jewels from the River" and it really blessed me. We talk a bit, I share some ministry information, and then my message on Grace begins at minute 49.
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